Partial splenectomy in homozygous beta thalassaemia.

Abstract

Partial splenectomy was performed on 30 patients with homozygous beta thalassaemia to reduce blood requirements and to avoid the risk of overwhelming postsplenectomy infections; 24 patients had thalassaemia major and six thalassaemia intermedia. Five patients received a high transfusion regimen before and after surgery and 25 a lower one. Follow up after… (More)

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